Many Greek Cypriots migrated to the UK in the 1950s and 1960s for economic reasons, but many also fled, leaving their island country behind after the Turkish invasion of 1974. Today, the majority of Greek Cypriots living abroad are in the United Kingdom, and in particular London, but thousands more have also relocated to Australia, Canada, South Africa the United States and other European countries. Many do often return to Cyprus and are a major force in advocating Cypriot issues around the world.
1Transcontinental country. 2 Entirely in Southwest Asia but having socio-political connections with Europe. 3 European and Middle Eastern mixed populations. 4 European and South Asian mixed populations.